2018/2019 Snowpack and Water Year

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Runoff in Upper Colorado River Basin likely below-average, federal official warns

WESTMINSTER — The regional director of the Upper Colorado River Basin for the Bureau of Reclamation told water managers and users last week to expect below-average runoff this year, despite encouraging snowfall this winter.

Brent Rhees — who oversees the federal reservoirs in the upper basin for the Bureau of Reclamation, including Lake Powell, Flaming Gorge and Blue Mesa — said that although this winter's snowfall in the upper basin above Lake Powell was now above average (106 percent Tuesday) the parched ground left in the wake of a hot, dry 2018 likely would soak up a lot of the resultant moisture in the spring.


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Runoff in Upper Colorado River Basin likely below-average, federal official warns

WESTMINSTER — The regional director of the Upper Colorado River Basin for the Bureau of Reclamation told water managers and users last week to expect below-average runoff this year, despite encouraging snowfall this winter.

Brent Rhees — who oversees the federal reservoirs in the upper basin for the Bureau of Reclamation, including Lake Powell, Flaming Gorge and Blue Mesa — said that although this winter's snowfall in the upper basin above Lake Powell was now above average (106 percent Tuesday) the parched ground left in the wake of a hot, dry 2018 likely would soak up a lot of the resultant moisture in the spring.

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Unfortunate, but understandable. I hope the snow keeps coming!
 

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Winter is still ripping at my house. It is starting to feel spring like though. I was able to break ice down to the concrete pad of my basketball court and use hot water to break the ice dam and 5' snow slab of my roof troublespot. You are probably jealous of that @Bob! :)

9' of fresh in the New Year thus far.

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Nope...... I let mine melt on its own.....
 

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Winter is still ripping at my house. It is starting to feel spring like though. I was able to break ice down to the concrete pad of my basketball court and use hot water to break the ice dam and 5' snow slab of my roof troublespot. You are probably jealous of that @Bob! :)

9' of fresh in the New Year thus far.

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Really interesting have a visual of how much more you got than last year. Thanks for sharing this!
 

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Really interesting have a visual of how much more you got than last year. Thanks for sharing this!
Lol...... Last year I had 5 ft of snow on the snow stick ........ This year it's 6 1/2 ft.... So far
 

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Winter is still ripping at my house. It is starting to feel spring like though. I was able to break ice down to the concrete pad of my basketball court and use hot water to break the ice dam and 5' snow slab of my roof troublespot. You are probably jealous of that @Bob! :)

9' of fresh in the New Year thus far.

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9ft, that's a lot of snow @Artemus . Here we just get that nuisance snow 2-3x per week. Great you got rid of the ice dam, they can do a lot of water damage inside the house. That must have been "fun" getting hot water up on the edge of the roof. Did your wife get any photos of that, while you were juggling the hose on a ladder (ideally wearing your orange BCP beanie)? I have been surprised none of you mentioned ice dams with all that snow on the roof. Friends of ours had to install a heat tape one winter after getting rid of the ice dam
 

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No ice dams on mine..... Heat tape isn't good. You have to have a cold roof....
 

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